According to the book Wild Color by Jenny Dean cherry bark makes a muted pink. It has to soak for a week so I will try it out when I get back from the Edmonds Arts Festival next week. My husband was soaking chipped cherry wood to put in the smoker and pointed out the color of the soaking water. This led to searching for the book, then reading the book and then making more chips to soak. It will be a miracle if my clothes are packed and the car is loaded by Wednesday! I am turning into a squirrel.